The NYT has exacerbated the harm of its denial about the Iraqi death toll by using its own failure to accurately report the death toll in Iraq as a benchmark for comparison to other human tragedies.
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Word came Sunday night from Compassion & Choices New York that Governor Paterson had signed our bill, the Palliative Care Information Act, (PCIA) ...
Counting calories as part of health care reform--who knew? But apparently it's there on page 455. There will now be a national effort at posting calorie counts in chain restaurants.
Many athletes are so determined to treat their bodies with substances that promise them competitive advantage, that they are easily duped by empty nostrums and medical charlatans.
After working overtime to catch up to life in the West, China now faces a whole new problem: the world's biggest diabetes epidemic.
One in 10 Chinese...
Our kids are fat and at risk of dying young now. We must change the way we think about nourishing our kids.
As the nation's attention is riveted on the discourse about health care reform, another debate is taking place around the Gardasil vaccine.
There's a disease that American doctors are absolutely terrible at diagnosing. It's estimated that three million Americans have celiac disease, and only a small percentage of them know it.
Medical insurance paperwork is universally recognized and universally loathed. It could serve as a potent symbol of everything wrong with America's dysfunctional, for-profit health insurance system.
At least four million Americans under age 65 are exposed to high doses of radiation each year from medical imaging tests, according to a new study in ...
The last time the World Health Organization stacked up countries' health systems, the United States came in 37th, behind Chile, Morocco, Cyprus and even drug war-torn Colombia.
According to the study, the symptoms of the epidemic include "bizarre, uncontrollable behaviors" and "grandiose self-ideations," including an impulse to compare oneself to Biblical figures.
Drug-company corruption of American medicine is of course not news. What is news is that such corruption has become so egregious, so transparent, and so embarrassing.
In October 2006, Dr. Claudia Henschke of Weill Cornell Medical College jolted the cancer world with a study saying that 80 percent of lung cancer deat...
The effectiveness of a dozen popular antidepressants has been exaggerated by selective publication of favorable results, according to a review of unpu...
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